How Do I Adopt A NASA Star?

Can you buy a star from NASA?

NASA has nothing to do with star names and naming stars at all. The only organization which publishes stars named by the scientific community, is the IAU (International Astronomical Union). This means that if you want to name a star as a gift for someone, NASA isn’t the place to go to.

Can you really buy a star and name it?

There are services which will let you name a star in the sky after a loved one. But can you really name a star? The answer is yes, and no. Names of astronomical objects are agreed upon by the International Astronomical Union.

How much does it cost to get a star named?

When you buy a star, we offer a variety of packages to choose from that meets everyone’s budget. Our prices range from $19.95 to over $100. Our star registry provides a unique service; all our packages include your star name and special message of dedication that are launched into space on a real mission.

Is the Star Registry legit?

The International Star Registry is not in the business of officially assigning star names; it is in the business of finding people willing to part with their money for a piece of paper that in a scientific sense means precisely nothing. Is ISR’s star-naming business therefore a scam? No, not legally.

Can I name a star for free?

Every star has a profile page, and when it is named, it can also be given a dedication. The star-naming certificate can be customized in many ways, and it can be downloaded directly from the star’s profile page. Staracle isn’t the only website that takes free star naming seriously.

Can I buy a planet?

So, yes you can buy a planet (if you’re stupid enough), but you effectively can not own it. PS: You can not own the Earth either.